Welcome to the site. there is quite a lot here for you to spend time on if you're interested – music, lyrics, scripts, photos, a great and active forum. We have regular news updates for fans and downloadable biographical information for those of you who are music presenters in need of program content. As always, though, I hope you will come to know me first through music. All the albums I have made or to which I have contributed are catalogued. Surprises too, and more to come. Thanks for stopping by. -KE
August 15th, 2016
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis’ Quartet has an illustrious 20-year history spanning a series of 15 powerful albums that have tackled everything from John Coltrane's A Love Supreme in its entirety, to 2012's scorching Four MFs Playin' Tunes − always giving acoustic modern jazz a hefty kick up the behind. Yet...
August 5th, 2016
The first tableau in this vivid 12-song set is an upbeat croon through "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' for New York" that launches acerbic stabs from Marsalis' soprano sax. Later, sax and vocals intertwine romantically on "Blue Gardenia", are stately and forlorn on "Practical Arrangement" and hint at...
August 4th, 2016
Branford Marsalis has mastered most tricks of the sax-player's trade – traditional song-playing lyricism, an advanced post-Coltrane technique (lately coupled with a classical one), and long experience of playing with singers, notably Sting in the 90s. All that colours this memorable meeting between Marsalis' quartet and Kurt Elling, one...
August 17th, 2016
GRAMMY-winning, world-renowned jazz singer Kurt Elling has just signed a recording contract with OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks. His forthcoming album, The Beautiful Day, is set to release on October 28, 2016. It will be Elling's first release on OKeh, as well as his first holiday album. Regarded as one of the...
June 29th, 2016
The Grammy Award-winning vocalist recommends cultural highlights in the Windy City I live in New York now, but I still love Chicago – it's my hometown. In Chicago, I feel like I know the stories, where the ghosts hang out, and I don't get that in Manhattan....